2019 Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month Honorees

The Honorees will be recognized at the Opening Ceremony for Italian American Heritage Month at the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda on Monday, October 7, 2019 starting at 6 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Mama Catena Vino e’ Cucina – Business

Giuseppina and Francesco Catena, affectionately known as “Mama and Papa,” opened Mama Catena Vino e’ Cucina at 711 Babbit Road in Euclid, Ohio, in 1989.  Daughters Fran and Rina and nephew Frank, along with other family members, help to operate the Cucina.  In May 2017, a fire destroyed the restaurant.  But the family rebuilt and reopened a year later.  La Famiglia Catena believes that their


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